Mr. Justin Ranek
Justin Ranek is the director of both show choirs in the School District of Altoona, the mixed middle school prep group In Training, and the mixed varsity group Locomotion. Mr. Ranek has been teaching since 2009 and in Altoona since 2017. Mr. Ranek grew up in Sioux City, Iowa where he participated in madrigals, show choir, and the Iowa All-State performances, among many other choral music activities. Mr. Ranek attended Briar Cliff University, and graduated with a B.A. in Music and a K-12 teaching certification. During his teaching career, Mr. Ranek has worked with various types of groups, including show choirs, jazz choirs, madrigals, a cappella groups, and various other performing ensembles. When not conducting music, Mr. Ranek enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and dog.